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Old 06-23-16, 07:20 AM
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I found a quarter a couple of days ago. It's a little beat up as though it was run over a few times.
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Old 06-23-16, 09:38 AM
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Edger blades, always edger blades. The lawn maintenance guys around here carry them on pegs welded onto their trailers, and they just distribute them all over. Saturday I saw a mangled valve cover off a straight 6 (judging by the length), yesterday I saw 2 spark plugs (which was weird since they were several miles apart on different roads), and then there was the head gasket I saw by the side of the road...
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A surprising number of latex gloves; they're all up and down the highway, it's weird.
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i was heading up the mountain and pulled off in a dirt pull out area to raise my seat a tad. right there in the dirt was a mini multi tool. Even has a little flashlight on it.
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This morning I saw an un-opened can of Vienna sausages in the middle of a 4-way intersection.
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Not quite 'on the road' as much as 'in the trash' as part of my route this morning was trash day.

Two toilets, somebody's doing some renovation. I had just been working on my toilets the day before, and noticed a handle had a corroded lever, so I grabbed the lever off one of the toilets. I would have taken a flush valve too, but I would have had to have tools and time to get the tank off the bowl to get it off.
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I found a nice pair of Ray-Ban polarized sunglasses. Also some random cash here and there.
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Old 07-02-16, 01:56 PM
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This week, a smallish (young?) barn owl, a sparrow, and either a large crow or small raven, couldn't tell. I've seen little dead bats a couple of times too, but this seems to be bird week.
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I didn't find what I spotted ON the ground, per say. I saw DEER on a LAWN!!! A whole LOTTA deer. And a group of 3 young bucks on someone's lawn stood there, contemplating if it was worth their while to stop eating a households bushes & plants and ram the *CARP* out of me,... I believe I may have been quite lucky the other day. And, I see deer every ride. Where I just relocated to these suckers are all over the place.
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Old 07-02-16, 10:30 PM
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Last week I spotted a folded up US $1 bill in the bicycle lane.
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Ones I found a couple trying to making up inside the trees hahah they didn't have much luck
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I found about 2 dozen unused bottle rockets on the bike path yesterday. I left them there for someone else to enjoy.
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I found about 2 dozen unused bottle rockets on the bike path yesterday. I left them there for someone else to enjoy.
you should have jammed them into your bar ends and lit them for a bit of a performance increase.
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Yesterday, we saw a chipmunk eating road kill, some flattened rodent. I looked up the diet of chipmunks, and it doesn't include meat.
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
you should have jammed them into your bar ends and lit them for a bit of a performance increase.
This, times 2 dozen.
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Originally Posted by noglider
Yesterday, we saw a chipmunk eating road kill, some flattened rodent. I looked up the diet of chipmunks, and it doesn't include meat.
Undigested nuts?
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
you should have jammed them into your bar ends and lit them for a bit of a performance increase.
Riding home did kind of remind me of a scene from Apocalypse Now with all the fireworks going off.
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I used to work 4pm to 12am. Used to find lots of stuff. Now that I work 9am - 5pm,
not so much. I guess other riders see the stuff before I do.

Found 3 wallets and a cellphone over the years. Was able to return all of them to their owners.
One wallet was from a guy visiting from San Francisco. I took US$5 from his wallet and mailed
it the address on his driver's license. Next time he was in New York; he treated me for lunch.
2nd wallet I found; hand delivered it to the guy's home address on his ID. Me: "Here's your
wallet; I found it on my way to work this morning.". Other guy: "Oh okay." Closes the front door.
3rd wallet I found; dropped it off at the local police station. Got a thank you card from the owner
a few days later, with a US$100 Target gift card. It was tricky finding the owner of the Blackberry
cellphone. I called a few numbers from her contact and asked do you know anybody with a Blackberry?
Got nowhere in the beginning. Eventually was able to schedule a meeting w/ the owner. She came
with a box of chocolates.

Some things I wasn't able to return to their owners; Snap-on ratchet(looks like it got run over a few times),
umbrella(full size), few bike lights, etc.
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[MENTION=182364]1nterceptor[/MENTION]'s comment reminded me of when I found a passport on the way home from the beach. I snagged it and my wife and I did out best creeping until we found him on the internet (through facebook if I recall correctly). We eventually reunited it with the owner and the advice to get a different government issues photo ID (ie. non DL ID).
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Originally Posted by 1nterceptor
I took US$5 from his wallet and mailed
it the address on his driver's license.
FWIW, you can just hand the wallet to the post office. It's actually in their job description to do so free of charge. Legend has it that Ben Franklin himself put it in the charter.
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That's good to know. I will try to remember to add a little handwritten card like "If found, please keep any cash, and drop off at any US Post Office -- they will return it for free!" I generally carry hardly any cash, in fact don't generally even have my wallet in my pocket. I've had the same $5 bill in my wallet for I don't know how many weeks. At a restaurant yesterday a friend gave me two more $5 to (over)pay for his beer, so now that's $15 that will be sitting there for probably a month.
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Originally Posted by noglider
I looked up the diet of chipmunks, and it doesn't include meat.
Chipmunks are omnivorous according to some; but then again there are stories of wildlife Alligators living in NYC sewer system, so it doesn't surprise me either way,
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Originally Posted by Eds0123
Chipmunks are omnivorous according to some; but then again there are stories of wildlife Alligators living in NYC sewer system, so it doesn't surprise me either way,
That was a cyborg chipmunk.
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yesterday I saw what looked like a large snake carcass flattened wide with a silver scaly belly. but really wide like an alligator. maybe it was someones purse? also a flattened upside down turtle.

this morning I saw a box cutter, a large bolt, and closer to the office, a bunny (sad)
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
yesterday I saw what looked like a large snake carcass flattened wide with a silver scaly belly.
This morning I noticed a little tiny frog carcass, like 2in long. The legs were obvious, and then a little tiny body
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